(Updated) Here’s Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel (Now & Soon)

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Here's Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel (Now & Soon)

Here’s Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel (Now & Soon)

Everyone’s newest interest: places where vaccinated Americans can travel. As everything continues to be in flux, you want to know where you can go and what the rules are. In this article, we’ll look at where vaccinated Americans can travel with easier restrictions, such as no testing or no quarantine. If there’s any special requirements for proof beyond just bringing your vaccine card, those are noted as well.

Updated February 18, 2022

Where Vaccinated Americans Can Travel

Beyond ‘you can come, but there’s a quarantine’, we are looking at places where entry is easier for those who have received a vaccination against COVID-19. That means something is simpler, whether it’s no testing on arrival, no quarantine, etc. What’s different for vaccinated travelers and necessary information are noted with the opening dates below.

To be clear: other places are open with “the same rules for everyone”. We are NOT covering those here. This is a list of where vaccinated Americans can travel and enter the country easier than people who are not vaccinated.

U.S. States & Territories

American Samoa

You cannot enter without proof of vaccination. Documentation and testing requirements for visitors are outlined here, and they are extensive.

Guam

Skip quarantine and testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. Vaccination proof is required for indoor dining and gyms, also. Info here.

Hawaii

Skip pre-travel testing or possible quarantine with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Northern Mariana Islands

Without proof of vaccination, you have to quarantine for 5 days and also take a Covid test on day 5. There are also pre-travel testing requirements. Info here.

Puerto Rico

Vaccinated visitors do not have to test or quarantine. Indoor spaces like events and restaurants require proof of vaccination or a Covid test no more than 48 hours old to enter. Info here.

U.S. Virgin Islands

All visitors from the U.S. mainland or other territories have the same testing requirements. However, if your vaccination was done in the USVI, you may be able to use that to skip the testing requirements. Info here.

Foreign Countries

Albania

Bypass testing requirements if you have proof of vaccination. There are still health checks on arrival, regardless of vaccination status. Info here.

Andorra

If you’re entering from Spain, there are no requirements. If using the border with France, you must show proof of vaccination if over age 12 (technically only required when going Andorra-France, not France-Andorra, but some people have been asked for proof regardless). Additionally, non-vaccinated arrivals from high-risk areas may be subject to quarantine. Lastly, you can’t enter restaurants, bars, or ski resorts without proof of vaccination (for anyone age 16+). Info here.

Angola

All arrivals must present a negative Covid test result from before travel and take a rapid test at the airport on arrival. If you’re vaccinated and everything comes back negative, you can skip the 7-day quarantine. You must have prior authorization for a visa before travel. Info here.

Anguilla

If you are eligible for a vaccine, you must get it. Otherwise, you can’t visit Anguilla. Bring proof of vaccine, pre-departure test results, and get tested on arrival. Unvaccinated visitors are not permitted. All visitors need proof of health insurance. Info here.

Antigua & Barbuda

You can’t enter without proof of vaccination if you’re an adult. You still need a pre-arrival negative Covid test result. There may be additional testing and health checks on arrival. There’s no quarantine for vaccinated visitors. Info here.

Argentina

Foreign tourists can’t visit if not vaccinated. You’ll still need tests before departure and some forms, plus health insurance. Info here.

Armenia

Bring proof of vaccination at least 14 days old and you can skip testing / quarantine requirements. More information here.

Aruba

Skip testing and possible quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination. You must have a booster shot, and your CDC card is not sufficient. Vaccination proof must be digitally verifiable. Info here.

Australia

Set to open its borders to vaccinated international visitors on February 21, 2022, some states are not happy about the regulations that say only 2 doses are federally required. Make sure to check state-by-state restrictions and quarantine rules, such as if you need a booster shot to be considered fully vaccinated. Info here.

Austria

Vaccinated visitors age 16+ can enter without quarantine or testing requirements, but you must also have a booster shot. Without the booster shot, you need your vaccination card and a negative Covid test, but you will still need to quarantine for 10 days. Non-vaccinated visitors are prohibited from numerous public spaces in the country, as well. Info here.

Azerbaijan

Foreigners can’t enter if you don’t have proof of vaccination plus a negative PCR test. Info here.

The Bahamas

All visitors must have health insurance and take a pre-travel Covid test. Those who aren’t vaccinated will need to take additional tests on day 5 of their visit. Pre-travel forms and more information are here. Additionally, vaccinated visitors can take a rapid test before the trip, while non-vaccinated visitors need a PCR test.

Bahrain

Non-vaccinated tourists can’t enter. Skip a 10-day quarantine that applies even to locals and residents if you have proof of vaccination. You’ll still need a PCR test on arrival. Info here.

Barbados

Vaccinated visitors will take a COVID test before travel and could be subject to randomized testing on arrival. However, they can skip mandatory on-arrival testing and quarantine requirements. Info here.

Belarus

Vaccinated visitors can skip quarantine requirements and testing if they have their proof of vaccination and health insurance. Info here.

Belgium

Without a negative Covid test result and proof of vaccination, tourists cannot enter. Info here.

Bermuda

Foreigners age 18+ must be vaccinated to enter, and everyone needs a Covid test prior to travel. No quarantine if you have proof of vaccination. Info here.

Bolivia

While anyone can visit with a negative Covid test result in hand, non-vaccinated arrivals will need to take another test on arrival and quarantine for 72 hours. Info here.

Bonaire

Vaccinated visitors can avoid quarantine, but everyone needs a Covid test before traveling. Info here.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Skip pre-flight testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. Info here.

Brazil

If you’re over age 12, you need a negative Covid test result and proof of vaccination to enter. Info here.

British Virgin Islands

Some ports of entry only accept vaccinated visitors. Non-vaccinated visitors also have to apply for permission to visit. While vaccinated visitors can take a rapid test before travel and on arrival, those without proof of vaccination need a PCR test for both of these. Info here.

Bulgaria

Skip testing and quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Cambodia

Vaccinated visitors can avoid 14 days of quarantine if they arrive with proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test. Additionally, PCR tests are given on arrival to non-vaccinated visitors, but those with proof of vaccination only undergo a rapid test. You should also note that they have moved to an online visa system and suspended the visa-on-arrival system. Info here.

Canada

Only vaccinated foreigners can visit. You must still complete paperwork in advance and come with a negative Covid test (rapid test not accepted). Read info about the process here.

Cayman Islands

Only vaccinated visitors can visit. There are also testing requirements and paperwork to complete. Info here.

Chile

This country is only open to vaccinated foreigners. You’ll still need a pre-travel negative Covid test result, health insurance, a health declaration form, and a test on arrival. The approval to visit can take 2-3 weeks to receive, so apply early. Info here.

Colombia

Those over age 18 cannot enter without proof of vaccination. Health checks and randomized testing are also in place. Info here.

Costa Rica

Avoid requirements to purchase local health insurance for possible COVID-related issues if you have proof of vaccination. Info here.

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Croatia

For those who are vaccinated, you can skip testing and quarantine requirements. For visitors from outside Europe, remember that tourism is only allowed with proof of a hotel booking, which must be paid in full in advance. Bookings on points may meet this requirement, but check to be sure. Info here.

Cuba

Proof of vaccination is mandatory for foreigners, unless you have medical proof that you cannot take the vaccine. There are also forms to complete, plus you need a PCR test. Randomized testing on arrival occurs, and quarantine could still be possible for anyone who tests positive of shows symptoms.

Cyprus

You can’t visit if you’re not from the EU and not vaccinated. You will still need pre-departure paperwork, pre-departure testing, and testing on arrival. Info here.

Czechia 

Vaccinated visitors (who must have a booster shot) do not need to quarantine or do testing after arrival. You still need to complete forms before travel. Non-vaccinated foreigners without family ties to the country or EU cannot enter. Info here.

Denmark

Skip quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated and have a negative Covid test result. You also don’t need to show a valid reason for travel if vaccinated. Info here, including special rules for Faroe Islands (PCR test on arrival) & Greenland (no entry for non-vaccinated foreigners).

Dominica

Avoid a 5-day quarantine plus follow-up tests if you’re vaccinated. There are still tests before departure and on arrival, plus online paperwork. Info here.

Dominican Republic

Skip testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. You still must complete pre-arrival forms. Additionally, while proof of vaccination isn’t required to enter the country, you cannot go beyond the “resorts bubble” as a foreigner without proof of vaccination. Info here.

Ecuador

Skip pre-travel testing requirements with proof of vaccination. This now includes entering the Galapagos without testing if you are vaccinated. There is no quarantine for vaccinated visitors. Info here.

Egypt

Skip testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. Info here.

Equatorial Guinea

You cannot enter as a foreigner if you don’t have proof of vaccination. You’ll also need a PCR test no older than 48 hours and will do a hotel quarantine of 3 days. Info here.

Estonia

Skip testing and quarantine requirements, plus restrictions on movement, if you’re vaccinated. Non-vaccinated visitors are not allowed to visit for tourism. Info here.

Fiji

Only vaccinated foreigners can visit. You still need a negative PCR test (taken within 2 calendar days of departure) and proof of travel/health insurance. There’s also an app you must download and use. You must stay within your resort until you get a test and receive negative results. This must be done within 48 hours of arrival. Info here.

Finland

You can’t enter if you don’t have proof of vaccination. There are no testing requirements for vaccinated foreigners. Info here.

France

Skip testing and possible quarantine with proof of vaccination. Info here. Additionally, read here for how to get the EU Digital Covid Certificate as a foreigner. You can also get this for a fee of about 35 euros at a French pharmacy.

French Polynesia (including Tahiti & Bora Bora)

Apply for permission to visit within 30 days before your trip. Bring proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test result. You’ll also take a rapid test on arrival. Vaccinated visitors do not need to quarantine. Non-vaccinated visitors cannot visit for tourism purposes. Info here.

Gabon

Non-vaccinated visitors must quarantine for 5 days. Everyone needs a PCR test before traveling and on arrival, plus there are forms to complete. Info here.

The Gambia

Skip testing requirements before traveling and on arrival with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Georgia

This country waives quarantine and testing requirements for vaccinated travelers. Info here.

Germany

Vaccinated visitors to Germany can bypass quarantine and testing requirements. Full information is here, including which vaccines they accept.

Ghana

Non-vaccinated foreigners cannot visit. There are still health forms, a PCR test before travel, and another on arrival, but you can avoid the quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Greece

Vaccinated visitors can skip quarantine on arrival and testing requirements. Info here. Note that many businesses in Greece are requiring proof of vaccination to go inside.

Grenada

Non-vaccinated foreigners can’t visit. Bring proof of vaccination and a pre-flight negative Covid test result, plus fill out some paperwork. Rules for children vary by age. No quarantine or testing on arrival for those who are vaccinated. Info here.

Guadeloupe

Non-vaccinated visitors must present a compelling reason for travel, while vaccinated visitors can go for any reason. Pre-travel tests and documents are required. Vaccinated visitors don’t have to quarantine. Info here.

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Tikal in Guatemala

Guatemala

Vaccination is mandatory, unless you recently covered and can’t receive the vaccine yet. You also a pre-travel Covid test. There’s no quarantine if you have proof of vaccination. Info here.

Guinea

You must have proof of vaccination and PCR test results to enter as a foreigner. There is also a PCR test on arrival and another you must complete to exit the country (regardless of whether your destination country requires it). Info here.

Guyana

To visit this South American country, you need a pre-travel Covid test and proof of vaccination. Without these and pre-travel forms, you cannot enter. Info here.

Honduras

You can visit without testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. Info here.

Hungary

If you can get the EU Digital Covid Certificate, that’s sufficient for travel. If not, bring proof of a negative PCR test.

Iceland

Without proof of recent recovery or proof of vaccination, you can’t enter as a foreigner. There are still testing requirements before travel. Skip quarantine with proof of vaccination. Info here.

India

Skip testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Iran

You must have proof of vaccination and a PCR test no more than 72 hours old to enter. This is in addition to visa requirements for American citizens, which are strict. Info here.

Iraq

Requirements vary by region. If arriving to the federally-controlled airports, you can’t enter as a foreigner without proof of vaccination, plus a PCR test result. Those traveling to the Kurdistan region (EBL and ISU airports) can enter without proof of vaccination but cannot enter the federally-controlled south. Info here.

Ireland

Bypass testing requirements if you have proof of vaccination. Info here.

Israel

Open again to vaccinated foreign tourists, you also a negative Covid test result, plus tests on arrival and health insurance. You will quarantine until the “on arrival” test results come back. Info here.

Italy

Skip quarantine requirements if you’re vaccinated and have a negative Covid test. Info here.

Jamaica

Those who don’t want to stay in the resorts corridor can avoid quarantine with a negative PCR test result taken before arrival. You must isolate in the resorts bubble–even if vaccinated–for 8 days if all you have is a rapid test. You can exit the resorts bubble earlier with a PCR test. This option isn’t available to non-vaccinated visitors. Info here.

Kenya

Non-vaccinated foreigners cannot enter without medical documentation of contraindication to the vaccines. You will also need a PCR test result. Skip quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination, but there is still randomized testing on arrival and forms to submit in advance. Info here.

Kosovo

Skip testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Kuwait

Skip quarantine requirements and daily reporting requirements if vaccinated. You will still take a PCR test before travel, but vaccinated arrivals skip the requirement for 2 PCR tests after arrival. Info and forms are here.

Kyrgyzstan

Skip testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Latvia

You must have proof of vaccination to enter as a non-EU citizen. You’ll also take a PCR test on arrival but won’t have to quarantine. Info here.

Lebanon

Avoid quarantine and pre-travel testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Additionally, those who are vaccinated can take a rapid test before arrival, rather than a PCR test. Everyone will be tested on arrival, and they will contact you if the result is ‘positive’. You must pay for this test in advance and upload proof of test or vaccination in advance. Info here.

Liberia

Foreign visitors must be vaccinated. There are pre-travel and on-arrival tests, but quarantine is waived for vaccinated arrivals. Everyone must download an app to use. Info here.

Liechtenstein

You cannot enter without proof of vaccination. This is doubly true, since you must pass through Switzerland or Austria to arrive here, and these countries also require this proof. Info here.

Lithuania

Testing and quarantine requirements are waived for vaccinated travelers. Non-vaccinated foreigners cannot visit. Info here.

Luxembourg

Foreign visitors cannot enter without proof of vaccination. Other than this, there are no restrictions for testing or quarantine. Info here.

Malaysia

Foreigners can only enter this country via the Langkawi travel bubble program. This is only open to vaccinated visitors. Travel packages and pre-travel Covid testing are required. Info here.

Maldives

Avoid possible quarantine or restrictions on movement with proof of vaccination. Everyone needs a Covid test before arriving. Info here.

Malta

Skip testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Martinique

For foreigners, you can’t enter without proof of vaccination. You also need to bring a negative test result before boarding. Info here.

Mauritania

Skip quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination. Everyone needs a Covid test before travel. Info here.

Mauritius

Everyone must bring a negative test result and take a test on arrival. Everyone needs health insurance. Vaccinated visitors can skip the 14-day quarantine requirement. Info here.

Mexico

While anyone can enter the country, and there are no testing requirements to enter, note that some states are requiring proof of vaccination or recent tests to enter indoor public spaces (such as bars and restaurants) and other areas have flirted with requiring testing or vaccination to visit historic sites. Info here.

Moldova

Skip testing requirements and possible quarantine with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Monaco

Skip testing requirements and possible quarantine with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Montenegro

Skip testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Special rules apply to children. Info here.

Morocco

Adults cannot enter without proof of vaccination. You also need a test before travel and a test on arrival. Info here.

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Nepal

Unless you are invited by the government, you must have proof of vaccination to enter as  a foreigner. You will also need a covid test no older than 72 hours and some online forms. Info here.

Netherlands

Americans cannot enter without proof of vaccination. You still need a pre-travel Covid test, as well. Info here.

Nigeria

Skip 7 days of quarantine with proof of vaccination. You still need online forms and a Covid test before travel. Info here.

North Macedonia

Skip testing and quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Norway

Everyone will undergo testing on arrival. Those without proof of vaccination also have to take tests before arriving, but those who are vaccinated don’t need this. Info here.

Oman

Without proof of vaccination, foreigners cannot enter and cannot avoid quarantine. You still need a test before arrival and health insurance. Info here.

Pakistan

Without a PCR test and proof of vaccination, foreigners cannot enter. There are also forms to complete and a rapid test (free) on arrival. There’s no quarantine if you’re vaccinated. Info here.

Palau

Without proof of vaccination and a pre-travel Covid test, foreigners cannot enter. There is still testing on arrival and self-isolation of 5 days. Info here.

Panama

Skip testing and quarantine requirements by providing proof of vaccination. Info here.

Paraguay

Without proof of vaccination and a pre-travel Covid test, you can’t enter. Info here.

Peru

Skip pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements by showing proof of vaccination. Info here.

Philippines

You need a negative PCR test and and proof of vaccination to visit. You also newd proof of health insurance. Info here.

Poland

No quarantine requirements for vaccinated visitors. If you arrive from outside the Schengen area, you must provide a negative COVID test result from no more than 24 hours before your flight. Info here.

Portugal

Skip pre-travel testing requirements with proof of vaccination. However, transiting through Portugal’s airports still requires a negative Covid test, unless you have the EU Digital Covid Certificate. Info here.

Qatar

Foreigners cannot enter without proof of vaccination and a PCR test result, plus you must fill out some forms before traveling. Info here.

Romania

Bypass the country’s quarantine and testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

St. Bart’s

If you’re vaccinated, you can enter with a pre-travel Covid test and skip quarantine. Those under 10 are exempt. Non-vaccinated foreigners cannot visit. Info here.

St. Eustasius

Everyone needs a test before traveling. Vaccinated visitors have a shorter quarantine, and it ends with a rapid test, instead of the more expensive PCR test for non-vaccinated visitors. Info here.

St. Kitts & Nevis

Non-vaccinated visitors cannot enter. Vaccinated visitors (and accompanying minors) have pre-travel paperwork to complete, plus pre-travel Covid testing. Take another test on arrival, and then you are free to move around when a negative result comes back. St. Kitts info here; Nevis info here.

St. Lucia

Everyone needs tests before travel and on arrival. Those who are vaccinated don’t have to quarantine. Info here.

St. Maarten

There are no testing requirements if you’re vaccinated and have proof of health insurance. Info here.

St. Martin

Skip testing and quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination and proof of booster shot. There are still pre-arrival testing requirements and health insurance requirements. If you don’t have the booster shot, you won’t quarantine but will need a Covid test before travel. Info here, including special rules for cruise passengers.

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Everyone needs a pre-travel Covid test. Vaccinated visitors have no movement or quarantine restrictions. Info here.

San Marino

Entering requires passing through Italy, so the rules for Italy apply. American visitors must be vaccinated to avoid quarantine.

São Tomé & Principe

Skip testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Saudi Arabia

Only vaccinated visitors are allowed. You also must take a test before travel and have health insurance that covers Covid-related bills. Additionally, proof of vaccination is required to enter many businesses or use public transportation. Info here.

Senegal

Skip testing requirements to enter if you’re vaccinated. Info here.

Serbia

Skip testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Sierra Leone

You must obtain travel authorization and have a PCR test before traveling. Additionally, there is testing on arrival for everyone. However, vaccinated arrivals can skip the mandatory quarantine at a select list of approved hotels. Info here.

Singapore

Open only to vaccinated visitors, the Vaccinated Travel Lane program is functioning again. If you enter under this program, there’s no quarantine required. You still need a pre-departure Covid test.

Slovakia

No testing or quarantine requirements for those who are vaccinated. Info here.

Slovenia

Skip the quarantine and testing requirements if you’re vaccinated. Info here.

South Korea

Anyone can visit with proof of a negative Covid test result, but there is a 10-day quarantine. However, vaccinated visitors can apply to have the quarantine reduced or exempted. Info here.

Spain

You need to present proof of vaccination to visit as an American. No testing required with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Sri Lanka

Everyone is required to do pre-travel testing. Non-vaccinated visitors will take tests on arrival and quarantine for 2 weeks, but those who are vaccinated won’t quarantine or take tests on arrival.. Info here.

Suriname

Without proof of vaccination, a PCR test, and health insurance, you cannot visit. Info here.

Sweden

You need proof of vaccination to visit. Non-vaccinated Americans cannot visit. There are no testing or quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Switzerland

American visitors can’t enter without proof of vaccination. There is still pre-travel paperwork to complete. You must show proof of vaccination to enter most businesses. If all you have as proof of vaccination is your US CDC card, you may need a Covid test no more than 72 hours to go with it (as some businesses don’t accept it, since they aren’t familiar with how to verify its authenticity). If you get the EU Digital Covid Certificate, the need for continuous testing goes away.

Syria

Waive the testing requirements if you have proof of vaccination. Info here.

Thailand 

Two programs allow vaccinated American tourists to enter: Test & Go and the Sandbox program. Both require paperwork, testing, and proof of vaccination, plus possible restrictions on which hotels you can stay at / movement restrictions during your first few days in country. Non-vaccinated foreigners cannot visit. Info here.

Timor-Leste

Vaccinated visitors can skip quarantine. Everyone needs a Covid test before travel. If you can get permission to transit Malaysia, Indonesia, or Australia, then you would be able to visit as a vaccinated American. Info here.

Trinidad & Tobago

Bring a pre-travel negative test result & proof of vaccination to get in. Without both, non-citizen adults can’t enter. You must apply for a travel pass in advance. Info here.

Tunisia

Skip testing and quarantine requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Turkey

Vaccinated visitors can skip the pre-travel testing and quarantine/isolation on arrival requirements. There is pre-travel paperwork. Info here.

Turkmenistan

Skip testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Info here.

Turks & Caicos

Bring proof of a negative Covid test result and proof of vaccination for anyone age 16 and up. Without both, you can’t enter. You also need health insurance and pre-departure travel authorization. Info here.

Ukraine

Skip testing requirements with proof of vaccination. Proof of vaccination also helps you avoid quarantine if you were in “high-risk countries” in the last 14 days. All foreigners must provide proof of health coverage. Info here.

United Arab Emirates

All travelers must take a Covid test before departure. Rules vary by emirate, but it’s likely non-vaccinated visitors will undergo 10 days of quarantine. Info here. To visit many tourist sites or travel between Emirates, you will need to have green status in the Al Hosn app–here’s how to get it.

U.K.

All testing requirements are now waived for vaccinated visitors. Those without proof of vaccination must test before travel, 48 hours after arrival, and undergo quarantine. Info here.

Uruguay

Foreign visitors cannot enter without proof of vaccination and a PCR test result. Info here.

Vietnam

If vaccinated, you’ll need pre-travel COVID test results, you will quarantine for 3 days at a place of your choosing in a resorts bubble, and you will take tests on days 1 and 3. If everything is negative, you can move around the country. Non-vaccinated visitors must quarantine for a full 7 days. Info here.

This policy is changing. As of January 18, 2022, vaccinated visitors and citizens living abroad no longer need pre-authorization for travel. And starting March 15, 2022, nearly all restrictions on testing and movement will be lifted for vaccinated tourists. Info here.

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Final Thoughts

As more people begin to travel, vaccinated Americans can travel to a decent number of places without restrictions. I suspect the trend of eased restrictions for those who can prove they got vaccinated will continue. The list will grow in the coming weeks, as well. Some places waive quarantine restrictions or testing restrictions–even both. As more countries ease their border restrictions or when things change, we will update this list.

Ryan Smith
Travel hacker in 2-player mode, intent on visiting every country in the world, and can say "hello" or "how much does this cost?" in a bunch of different languages.

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  1. By my reading, the Portugal information is out of date. The embassy website linked states that pre-departure testing is required.

  2. Why don’t you list Belize? Lovely country, and lots of COVID protection. It’s much, much safer than Guatemala-health and crime wise.

  3. Now that we know vaccines don’t stop the spread – when will countries drop this requirements?

    The science is in – will they listen to it?

    (Probably not, the mob has their flamethrowers all filled up – everyone wants to see the world keep burning)

    • Robert – as of now, there are no flights except repatriation and medevac. All visas are considered invalid unless approved by the Covid task force. 14 days quarantine required. What will it be in a few weeks? I don’t have any way of knowing, sorry.

  4. FYI, Czechia is NOT formerly the Czech Republic. The official name of the country is still the Czech Republic though many entities (including Google) use the 2nd less official name Czechia.

  5. I am in Spain.Entry required my filling out an extensive health and info questionnaire and getting a QR code back on my phone. I showed at the airport in Madrid and have not needed it since. Going home may be a challenge ( or not.)

  6. As of late October, the rules you list for Spain and Italy are correct. However, before departure and upon arrival I was never asked to see my vaccine card for either country. On a domestic flight in Italy, I was asked for the vaccine card before departure. For Italy, I was never asked for my covid test results. Also, odd quirk, but air and land entry requirements are drastically different. To go into Portugal, by land, for instance, there is no requirement of any kind.

  7. Reread Germany rules and if fully vaccinated no test needed as it is phrased as an alternative. We are only transiting on way to Croatia.In fact if not vaccinated newer rule bars entry. Can you confirm no test need if fully caz especially just for transit?

    • Greg – if you’re only transiting, you actually don’t need anything for Germany from my understanding. “Transit via Germany
      Transit travelers with a destination outside Germany who do not leave the international transit area of the airport do not need to present a negative test prior to departure to Germany. Please follow entry regulations for your country of destination in any case and also check with your airline for further demands on their side.” That being said, for people entering Germany the details further into their health site say that people coming from high-risk areas and entering Germany (not just transit) should bear a burden of proof for testing to make everyone safe. That becomes open to interpretation, obviously.

  8. The info about Czechia is out of date. US has been moved to red if not dark red for risk and requires a PCR as well as vaccination (possibly even self-isolation for a few days and another test upon arrival).

  9. India is now listed in the #2 category and the United States is still in #4 category. When will Americans be able to enter India with an e-Visa with no quarantining required if we have full vaccination and even a booster? sj

    • U.S. citizens can visit with an EU Digital COVID Certificate or a PCR test not more than 72 hours old or an antigen test not more than 48 hours old. You also must fill out the Passenger Locator Card before flying. It’s not mandatory to be vaccinated to visit Portugal.
      UAE info is updated in the post now.

  10. I am planning a walk on the Camino de Santiago in late October. Reviewing the Spanish Health Dept website I found no mention of need for student visa, family, etc. I do need to be vaccinated and in thier words OR have a neg covid test. So I am surprised possibly shocked at your reply.

    • My reading of their 11 exemptions for being allowed to enter are those with a work visa in EU, family, etc. and I assume you don’t qualify for any of those things. Thus, the qualification you could meet would be #11 on the list: proof of vaccination. Thus, while people who meet other exemptions could theoretically travel with just a PCR test or proof of recovery, your reason for being allowed in would be the “proof of vaccination”. So you’d have to have that, if you don’t meet any other exemption. (Ex: you could be a skilled worker and come with a Covid recovery paper, since that person qualifies for a different ‘reason to enter’) That’s how I’m reading the list. https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ESP/7002

  11. I believe Spain allows American entry if vaccinated OR a neg Covid test within 72 hours OR proof of recovery from Covid.

    • William – To enter Spain, you must meet 1 of the 11 conditions for entry. Those include having family, you’re on a student visa, refugee, etc. The only exemption most Americans can claim is the “proof of vaccination” so showing up with just proof of recovery or just negative test wouldn’t be sufficient. Those would be sufficient for those who meet the other conditions (i.e. someone with a student visa for a university in Spain could come without vaccine proof but just traveling on a negative PCR test).

    • Right. I re-phrased it to make it clearer. There’s no testing, but yes there’s still a quarantine. Spelling that out will probably dissuade people.

    • Interesting division now that I read beyond what Timatic shows – anyone can visit with a Covid test and stay at approved resorts. If you want to go outside the resort and want to stay elsewhere, you can do this if you’re vaccinated and take a test on arrival. If you get a ‘negative’ and are vaccinated, you can go outside the resorts bubble.

  12. “instead of talking about the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, we should be talking about the immune and non-immune.” Dr. Marty Makary

  13. What countries unvaccinated travelers can go to? I know Mexico fly there and for the return make the land crossing to avoid corona testing in Tijuana.

    • For that, you’ll have to sort of work backwards. You can cross off destinations in our list that say you can’t go there without a vaccine. And you could take our list of “skip the test if you’re vaccinated” to understand that you could go there but need to do a test first. There’s also this site, which is hand – https://www.united.com/en/us/timatic?i=TIMATIC type in where you’re thinking about going. This is the software airlines use when you check in, to see if you need a visa, what documents you need, etc. It’s not a list, but you can check exact, specific details when you have a destination in mind.

      • @George: Agreed. Don’t get vaccinated if you haven’t already. At this point the risk/reward and even efficacy has shifted from a year ago.

  14. At the risk of being perceived as a glass half empty person I will say that I will not be dedicating any money towards travel until this insanity has stopped. The US is a beautiful country with many places to see and I don’t understand why people would subject themselves to all of the scrutiny, rules and regulations to go to another country. To be clear I love to travel and have traveled the world but, not again until the insanity stops.

  15. Ok, thanks. The headline says this is a list of where Americans can go or expect to go soon. But thanks for the clarification. Are people supposed to just show thieR vaccination cards at immigration for all these countries, or is more proof required. These cards are pretty skimpy.

    • Bob – Since DR is wide open to everyone and no tests or quarantine are required with or without vaccination, that’s why it wasn’t included. This list purely covers places where requirements are waived if you’re vaccinated. In DR, there’s nothing to be waived.

    • Good question. It’s separate, but if you’re vaccinated you can skip the testing/there’s no quarantine. I added it to the article with a link to forms you must fill out.

      • Thanks for the info Ryan, but your words on St Maarten above are:
        St. Martin / St. Maarten
        Everyone needs a negative Covid test and pre-travel paperwork to visit. Vaccinated visitors can skip the 7-day quarantine.
        Last March wife and I both vaccinated took the 90 hr Ant test (allowed by Netherlands’ side were the airport is) and were let in but arriving at our French side condo the manager said we needed the 72 hr test so we had to get tested again and when we departed tested again for US entry requirements. Lesson learned at that time was no one cared if you were vaccinated just tested negative.

        • I had them add it to my international yellow vaccine book. If I start planning any trips to Europe, I’ll have to look into the digital certificate system. Those CDC papers look very…not legitimate.

  16. OK, that’s great. you are allowed to enter Germany but you have to self-isolate for 10 days (home quarantine). A a test/ proof of vaxx/ proof of recovery CAN exempt you from the obligation to quarantine. LOL.
    Meanwhile in Germany: you can go to grocery stores and pharmacies, but if you want to buy, for instance a T-shirt at a clothing store, you have to have an appointment(!), and carry around a negative test, a proof of vaccinate. No restaurants and such.
    I cannot go to a restaurant / store with a shot record in my town that I hardly left in the last 15 month, but overseas visitors can come here. Allrighty then

  17. Wow. Lots of people not really reading the article fully before jumping in to tell you what you forgot. Must be aggravating to have to keep repeating what’s plainly state in the article. Really people, read and comprehend before commenting.

  18. best to avoid the places with the draconian bribery measures, stay free ,travel to and spend your $$ where they and you are appreciated, the so-called “vaccine” which it is not, neither stops you from getting covid, nor does it prevent the spread of it, based on it’s experimental nature it very well could cause long term health issues which are not yet fully known nor understood

    • Yes we went in March ,no vaccine needed and most resorts will give you a free covid test and certificate to get back to the land of the not so free and the home of the not so brave as we used to be.

    • Tim–thanks for catching that. It applies to vaccinated people bypassing quarantine but still has other limits I didn’t catch.

        • Tim-the text for the Lithuania thing is long and confusing. The US embassy says you can get permission if you request it, and Lithuania says you can get permission if you request it, but neither says how likely that is. So it’s technically possible, and they have a huge section in their latest emergency law update about removing restrictions for those who are vaccinated. My reading is that it’s technically possible, but I have no idea how likely it is.

    • As stated, the article is about places that give easier entry conditions for vaccinated visitors. St. Kitts & Nevis has the same rules for everyone, so they don’t apply here.

    • As the article mentioned, it’s only about places that give easier admission to people with vaccines. Mexico is not that.

    • As the article mentioned, it’s only about places that give easier admission to people with vaccines. Mexico is not that.

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